Chances of Redemption for LIGO

LIGO claimed thus far for three DISCOVERIES for GW (gravitational wave). Without any independent verification, anyone (including LIGO) cannot make any claim for DISCOVERY by definition. LIGO’s three claims are not only wrong but are craps, and I made this point clear over one year ago, see and,


In addition to the scientific practice (moral) above, LIGO’s claims were logically wrong, as it did not detect any 2nd crest for any of the events. See,


The {spin and the masses} of those black holes, at this point, are just speculation craps. LIGO should just tell us about the wavelength and amplitude of those GWs.


On August 18, 2017, J Craig Wheeler (a member of LIGO collaboration) tweeted LIGO was verified with an optical counterpart, see


There are two concerning points.

One, neutron star by definition is a failed block hole, that is, its mass is smaller than an average black hole. So, the GW of twin neutron stars merging should be much smaller than the black hole cases, in two to three orders of magnitude.

Two, the Hubble telescope image of the neutron stars event on August 22 shows that the event is still in the merging process (not yet complete). So, any LIGO detection (on or before August 18) will be the pre-final waves for the event. Yet, why LIGO did not detect those pre-final waves for the so-called discovered twin black hole cases, while those BH pre-final waves should be much stronger than the neutron star case.


If LIGO can detect this neutron star event, it must be able to detect the other crests of the previous BH events. I truly hope that it could, as it has spent too much of my money on this.

This neutron star event can be the only chance for LIGO’s redemption. I am giving it my best wish.

Finally, I do want to complement LIGO’s manner on this occasion, as it did not make a crap claim right the way as it did before, and this alone is a redemption for LIGO, see its press-release below.


25 August 2017 — The Virgo and LIGO Scientific Collaborations have been observing since November 30, 2016 in the second Advanced Detector Observing Run ‘O2’ , searching for gravitational-wave signals, first with the two LIGO detectors, then with both LIGO and Virgo instruments operating together since August 1, 2017. Some promising gravitational-wave candidates have been identified in data from both LIGO and Virgo during our preliminary analysis, and we have shared what we currently know with astronomical observing partners. We are working hard to assure that the candidates are valid gravitational-wave events, and it will require time to establish the level of confidence needed to bring any results to the scientific community and the greater public. We will let you know as soon we have information ready to share. (See )}


I made the following statement in my book “Nature’s Manifesto”:

{Yes, GW (gravitational wave) is real, and it will be detected one day. It is very possible that LIGO will be the one to accomplish this. But, LIGO announcement this year (2016) is definitely a bullcrap, (page 269, Nature’s Manifesto, see or ).}

For a whole redemption, LIGO must formally renounce its {three discovery claims}, as they were not independently verified. They should be renamed as {promising gravitational-wave candidates}.


Note (added on October 3, 2017): LIGO received Nobel physics 2017 today. But there are two points must be pointed out.

One, LIGO failed to detect a KNOWN GW event (see Hubble image of Binary Neutron Star merge of NGC 4993 on August 22, 2017).


Two, LIGO’s new claim GW170814 has a small enough patch for some non-LIGO verifications, but they are not done.


That is, all LIGO’s discoveries thus far (on this receiving Nobel physics day) are self-claims, without any verification from and with other astrophysics measurements.



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